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Blush + Gold Rosemary Beach Wedding

Rosemary Beach is quickly becoming a favorite destination of mine… and I’ve never actually been there. Every time I come across a wedding at this Floridan venue, I’m awe struck. And sure enough, with this gorgeous blush and gold soiree planned by Christina Gillon, I’m mesmerized with the romance and beauty, captured by Leslie Hollingsworth. See why I’m so obsessed right this way.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Settings
Beach
Styles
Elegant

From The Bride… Our wedding day was everything I had dreamed of and so much more. From the perfect wedding day weather (after a few very cold days!) to dancing and laughing with our closest family and friends all weekend – it was a dream.

Richard & I had discussed a Caribbean destination wedding but we couldn’t find anything that quite fit. We also knew with three sets of grandparents they would not be keen to the idea of flying. Therefore we settled on finding something within driving distance from our home in Jacksonville Beach and the rest of our family in central Florida – and the hunt began!

I envisioned an indoor ceremony with an outdoor tented reception overlooking the beach since the beginning. I stumbled upon Rosemary Beach (on SMP where else!) and it was beyond ideal. We drove the six hours from Jacksonville two days later and fell in love. After seeing the sprawling green lawns overlooking the picture perfect white sand beach, roaming the idyllic town and visiting the quaint town hall we were sold.

I had an idea in my head of a palette filled with blush and gold, lush flowers and vintage touches. It all came together when I bought my glitzy gatsby-esque Modern Trousseau gown and started working with my amazingly talented coordinator Christina and Designer/Florist Brian of Myrtie Blue. Brian helped bring my vision to life and created the most spectacular yet intimate layout for our reception filled with three tents, a romantic sequined sweetheart table, glimmering bulb lighting over an open air dance floor, vintage lounge furniture, delicate sheer table runners, lush centerpieces and the most gorgeous entrance complete with draped curtains and wooden lamp posts. Seeing the finished product after a year of planning and dreaming I felt like the luckiest girl in the world and was completely blown away.

My vendors created a paramount atmosphere for the day. Townsend Catering delivered the most delicious meal I have ever devoured as well as above and beyond service. Bay Kings Band played just about every song on my request list, had everyone on the dance floor until the last song and my guests are STILL talking about how amazing they were. My photographer Leslie was there to capture it all in the most breathtaking photos and even there to bustle my gown! Of course my coordinator Christina was one step ahead of me from beginning to end and I can not possibly rave about her enough.

One of my favorite details from the reception was our escort display. While discussing how to show off our seating arrangements many ideas were thrown around until we settled on a large mirror. This was a fete for 200 guests but Brian more than delivered! I fell in love with the mirror concept and was dying to use more. I ended up using mirrors from our home for additional displays. My favorite was my late grandmother’s mirror used to display our cupcake flavors!

I tried to personalize as many details as possible. We wrapped my bouquet with a blessed rosary from my aunts, my great grandmother’s brooch and the first piece of jewelry Richard ever bought me, a small heart necklace. At the reception we used my mother-in-law’s cake stands, displayed our grandparents wedding photos next to the guest book and brought in a local band as well as brews from Jacksonville. My creative mother-in-law also made our invitations. She created a stunning shadow box masterpiece that blew every lucky recipient away. She also designed and printed our programs and menus AND made my bridesmaids sparkly belts!

There are more unforgettable memories from our wedding day than I could possibly recount. I will never forget watching the setup take place from the balcony at my mother-in-laws rental cottage overlooking the green and getting a glimpse at some surprises Brian had in store for me, I think I squealed! The look on Richard’s face when he saw me in my gown for the first time and realizing I was more nervous than him! Seeing my ten stunning bridesmaids lined up before the ceremony looking more beautiful than I could have imagined in their pale pink Jenny Yoo gowns. Laughing uncontrollably during the speeches when my maid of honor tripped over her words and described me as “the perfect friend for her man” and Richard’s brother closed his best man speech with a quote from ‘Bridesmaids.’ Dancing with my dad to a song he wrote and recorded just for our special moment.

Our wedding was the pinnacle of our 11 years relationship. A true manifestation of the love we have for each other and everyone in our lives through the most incredible celebration filled with enough laughs, love and pretty to last a lifetime.

Photography: Leslie Hollingsworth | Event Planning: Christina Gillon | Floral Design: Myrtie Blue | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Sweet For Sirten | Ceremony Venue: Rosemary Beach Town Hall | Reception Venue: Rosemary Beach Eastern Green | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Townsend Catering | Band: Bay Kings Band | Rentals: Myrtie Blue

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Organic Rabbit Baby Shower

I’ve attended and planned many a baby shower in the past few years, but I must admit, this might take the cake as the most adorable. Beautifully planned and styled by Kelly McWilliams, this organic rabbit-inspired fête has a wonderfully intimate yet elegant vibe, and the soon-to-be daddy, Cody Hunter, captured every priceless moment perfectly. See even more here.


Event Planner, Kelly McWilliams created a beautiful rabbit themed baby shower for her photographer friend Tiffany (who happens to be my wife!) Tiffany had told her she’d always wanted a very organic feeling shower with little woodland animals or bunnies (since she was decorating her son’s room with the same feel).

Kelly used a very clean organic pallet and incorporated simple greenery, root vegetables that she found at the local farmer’s market and several paper mache rabbits to create the overall feel. The invitations were created by Kelly herself using old torn tea-stained pages from the book “Peter Rabbit.”

Surrounded by her close friends they had a fun luncheon shower with a few games and gifts. One of Tiffany’s favorite details was the custom block making station. “It gave me a sweet handmade keepsake from every one of my friends who was there. So much more fun than a guestbook and something our son Asher can have forever.”

Photography: Cody Hunter Photography | Planner: Kelly McWilliams - Weddings By Socialites | Floral Design: Sue Bain - Signature Florals | Cake: Lady Cakes | Restaurant: Casa Ybel - Thistle Lodge

Modern French-Inspired Nursery

When your mom is as stylish as Lexi of Glitter, Inc., it’s a given that your nursery is going to be one of the most impeccably styled spots in town. And from the first bonjour captured by Diana Zapata, to the tutu-filled dressing rack. this french-inspired nursery of baby Scarlett is a little girl’s (and a big girl’s) dream. See the full nursery tour in all its black, gold and blush glory right here.

We couldn’t believe how lucky we were when we found out we were having a baby. Decorating our little girl’s room was just the icing on the cake.

I knew from the start that I wanted something neutral, soft, and dreamy, with pops of black, gold, and subtle hints of very pale pink. I tried to be wary of keeping the design from getting too black (because goodness knows if I could paint the world in black, I would … or at the very least, throw a black leather jacket on everyone.) And black was a non-negotiable when I discovered the black-spotted crib sheets and the black and gold clothing rack. Keeping the room light and fun was a must, because a little girl was going to live in and love that room. The more modern white crib, dresser, and bookcase lent itself to a more playful space. I also always wanted the room to have a notable French vibe, something very Parisian and chic, with vintage touches. That was all mommy. I knew that travel and great vintage-inspired pieces had to find their way into the mix, and I figured roses would be the feminine flower touch of choice. The real trick was fitting everything into the very tiny former “office” without it feeling too overcrowded.

Today, Scarlett’s nursery is ever a work in progress. We’re always adding fun and quirky touches, and as she gets older, it’s toy central. We’re loving every second of it.

Photography: Diana Zapata | Design : Lex & Liv Design | Styling: Lexi of Glitter, Inc. | Blabla Knit Dolls: Layla Grace | Black and White Heart Knitted Blanket: Yarningmade | Board Inspiration: Lex & Liv Design | Bonjour Wire Script: Anthropologie | DIY Felt Nursery Banner: Dream Green DIY | Emily + Merritt Wardrobe Rack: PB Teen | Glider Arm Chair and Ottoman: All Modern | Gold Globe: West Elm | Gold Moccasins: Freshly Picked | Gold Prints: Lindsay Letters | Gold Sequin Hanger: Pearls and Pastries | Hand-painted Announcement Chalkboard: Beth + Borrow | Heirloom Moccasins: Freshly Picked | High Chair: Monte Design via Layla Grace | Hottsie Dottsie Fitted Crib Sheet: Cotton Tale Designs | In Bloom Book Collection: Rifle Paper Co. | Intaglio Dresser: Anthropologie | Leather Triangle Mobile: The Alison Show | Metallic Pandan Bins: Serena & Lily | Mid-Century Bookcase: DwellStudio | Mid-Century Crib and Dresser: DwellStudio via All Modern | Pebble Pure Crib Mattress: Layla Grace | Pink Piano: Schoenhut | Sheepskin Rug: Pottery Barn | Souk Wool Rug: West Elm | Tassel Garland: Studio Mucci | Tissue Paper Flowers: Lovelyfest Goods